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Central City Woman Charged with Financially Abusing Grandfather

Central City Woman Charged with Financially Abusing Grandfather

A Central City woman is accused of financially abusing her grandfather. 40-year old Jessica Roloson has been charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. A press release from the U.S. Department of Justice says an indictment unsealed earlier this week alleges that Roloson stole her grandfather’s identity and applied for various credit cards in

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New Details Released on Attempted Abduction in Earlville

Authorities have released new details on Tuesday’s attempted abduction in Earlville. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says a man in a silver or light-colored four door car offered $100 to an eleven-year old girl who had just left the Earlville pool on her bike. The man wanted the girl to get into his car and

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 30

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “Wet weather continues to present challenges for farmers try to wrap up planting and conduct other field work. Fortunately, corn


Moser Dancers Performing at Indy 500

Several area dancers will be performing at the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 this weekend. The athletes are from Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics and they will be spotlighted in the IPL 500 Festival Parade this Saturday, performing professionally-choreographed routines alongside the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and the Indiana Pacers cheerleaders. On Sunday –

Dairy Iowa Event Includes Program for Farmers and Youth

ANKENY, Iowa – Mike Pearson, Iowa Public TV’s Market to Market host, and dairy economist Dr. Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota are the headline speakers for a Dairy Iowa event June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Prairie Links Golf and Event Center in Waverly, Iowa. The program also includes

West Delaware Student Recognized as “Stars Over Iowa” Finalist

ANKENY, Iowa–The 2016 Stars Over Iowa Finalists were selected for recognition as part of the 88th Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, April 17-19, 2016. Twenty-two finalists were selected in four different areas: Agricultural Placement, Agriscience, Agribusiness, and Agricultural Production. The finalists were selected from a pool of 693 FFA

Cash Rent Prices Decline for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year rental rates for Iowa farmland declined, according to results from the 2016 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. After 15 consecutive years of rental price increases (1998-2012), prices have now gone down for three straight years. Prices dropped by 6.5 percent in

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Farmers Savings Bank Receives National Honor

A local bank has been given national recognition. Farmers Savings Bank was one of 34 banks and credit unions to receive a Designation of Savings Excellence Award last week. The honor recognizes banks and credit unions that went above and beyond to encourage people to save money during America Saves Week and/or Military Saves Week.

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Law Enforcement Increasing Presence Over Memorial Day Weekend

You’ll notice more law enforcement on the roads over the Memorial Day holiday. Local law enforcement, including the Manchester Police Department, are participating in the STEP wave enforcement through June 6th. About half of the people who die in Iowa crashes are not buckled up. And while Iowa’s seatbelt compliance rate is one of the